Fully Funded Hearing Aids

If your hearing loss is attributed to an accident, medical treatment, or is a result of workplace noise exposure, you may be eligible for fully funded hearing aids through the ACC claims process.

You may be eligible for hearing aids at no cost

Triton Hearing is an approved healthcare provider. That means a wide range of our hearing aids are available to you at no cost if you are eligible for assistance through ACC.

At first glance, the process of making a hearing aid claim with ACC funding may seem daunting. Don’t worry. We’re here to help you every step of the way. We’ll help you access a range of solutions so that your individual needs are met.

What does ACC cover?

ACC funding is available for hearing solutions where 6% or more of your hearing loss is due to injury related causes, including:

  • Gradual onset hearing loss caused by noise at work
  • Hearing loss caused by an accident
  • Hearing loss caused by some medical treatments

ACC offers different levels of funding for hearing aids depending on the cause and extent of your hearing loss. The amount of funding provided by ACC will depend on how much of your hearing loss is due to injury. Triton Hearing can provide FULLY FUNDED hearing aids with all levels of ACC funding. 

If your claim is accepted, ACC provides financial support towards the purchase of hearing aids and audiologist appointments. Triton Hearing offers a wide range of hearing aids that are fully funded, and your hearing tests are free. ACC provides funding support no more than once every six years.

Do I qualify for ACC funding?

Hearing aids are a significant investment. But in many cases, there may be financial assistance available. If your hearing loss is the result of workplace noise exposure or an accident, you may be eligible for fully funded hearing aids from ACC. Funding is dependent on a number of factors including your health, any genetic conditions and your age. ACC will look at whether your hearing loss was a result of an injury, an accident of a combination of both.

Generally, ACC will provide funding support for injury-related hearing loss. If your hearing loss is health-related, you may be eligible for funding or subsidy assistance from the Ministry of Health. For more information on financial assistance for hearing aids, see Funding For Hearing Aids.

Not sure if you’re eligible for ACC funding for hearing aids? Talk to a Triton Hearing Expert today.

Your 6 Simple Steps to Fully Funded Hearing Aids

Every day, we help customers navigate the ACC claims process. Whether it’s filling out forms, making appointments or just advising you on what will happen next, we’re happy to help.

We’ll guide you through each step of the ACC hearing aid funding process. 

Making a claim with ACC for hearing loss

  1. Take a FREE hearing test with Triton Hearing. Book your test here, or call 0800 45 45 44.
  2. Book an appointment with your GP. Take your hearing test results to your GP, who will initiate the ACC claim process.
  3. Hearing loss questionnaire. Once your application is lodged, ACC will ask you to complete a hearing loss questionnaire. If you need assistance filling out the form, give us a call. We’re happy to help.
  4. ACC Audiologist Assessment. You will receive a confirmation letter from ACC, and you will be asked to take an Audiologist assessment. Simply call Triton Hearing for your free hearing appointment.
  5. Specialist ENT Appointment. The next step is an appointment with an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist. ACC will arrange this appointment for you and Triton Hearing will forward your hearing assessment results to the ENT. At this appointment, the specialist will discuss a number of factors relating to your hearing including your employment, family history and ear health history to diagnose the cause of your hearing loss. The results are then sent to ACC.
  6. Fully funded Hearing Aids. If your claim is approved, you will receive a confirmation letter from ACC. Every situation is different, but if the solution is hearing aids, Triton Hearing can help you access hearing aids at no cost. Book a consultation with us, and our hearing experts will help you find the right solution for your circumstances. Triton Hearing provides free hearing aids with all levels of ACC funding.

ACC Funding for Children

Subsidies are available for children under the age of 18 through the ACC claims process. ACC contribution can include assistance towards the cost of hearing aids (up to three times every 6 years), fitting fees, hearing assessments, and repairs and maintenance as required. Talk to your Triton Hearing Audiologist for further information on funding for children’s hearing aids.

What if I am not eligible for ACC funded Hearing Aids?

If your ACC claim for hearing aids is not successful, there are other options. Our hearing experts can talk you through all funding assistance options that may be available to you.

Other Funding and Subsidies for Hearing Aids

Most New Zealanders are eligible for a Ministry of Health subsidy of up to $1,022 every six years ($511 per ear). In selected circumstances full funding is available for hearing aids through Ministry of Health. Ministry of Health subsidies are not available if you are receiving ACC funding.

If your hearing loss is related to active service in the New Zealand Defence Force, you may qualify for help from Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand. This is only available if you are not eligible for Ministry of Health or ACC support.

Health Insurance

Your hearing loss solution may be covered by your private health insurance policy. Triton Hearing is experienced in working with all major insurance companies.

To find out if you are eligible for any of these hearing aid funding options, contact Triton Hearing today on 0800 45 45 44.